Because of Mr. Terupt By Rob Buyea. Vocabulary. September - November. syndrome. Definition: a number of symptoms occurring together and characterizing a specific disease or condition
Definition: a number of symptoms occurring together and characterizing a specific disease or condition
Sample Sentence: The receptionist was troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on the computer for long periods of time.
Definition: a small, open building with a roof, typically located in a garden park designed for gazing at the surrounding scenery
Sample Sentence: Since I didn’t want to get sunburned, I read my book in the gazebo at the park.
Definition: to restore to confidence
Sample Sentence: When Billy lost his favorite video game in his basement, his dad reassured him that it will turn up eventually.
Definition: a pausing or delaying because of uncertainty; indecision
Sample Sentence: My hesitation to spend money caused me to miss out on getting the new PS3 game; it’s sold out now.
Definition: To avoid deliberately; keep away from
Sample Sentence: The new student was shunnedby his peers because he dressed differently than they did.
Definition: a confused, headlong rush or flight of a large group of people
Sample Sentence: When the doors to Walmart opened on Black Friday, the customers stampeded into the store looking for great deals.
Definition: to break faith with; fail to meet the hopes of
Sample Sentence: Tim betrayed his mother’s trust when he stayed out past curfew.
Definition: In comparison or close to something else; not absolutely
Sample Sentence: The cost of living in rural areas are relatively inexpensive when compared to living in the city.
Definition: An inexperienced person
Sample Sentence: The rookie replaced the injured player at center ice.
Definition: having the same or nearly the same relationship; accompanying another
Sample Sentence: Color is used to indicate wave intensity, red corresponding to strong waves, blue corresponding to weak waves.
Definition: to walk with a vain or pompous way
Sample Sentence: The boy strutted down the boulevard with his friends hoping to impress the ladies.
Definition: To swell out or bulge
Sample Sentence: On the warm spring day, the sheets were billowing in the gentle breeze.
Definition: To exclude from a group
Sample Sentence: The girl was ostracized from her friends when she admitted she didn’t like One Direction.
Definition: 1. A protective glove worn with medieval armor, 2. a challenge
Sample Sentence: The small dog scurries across the beach through a gauntlet of mature seagulls, dodging frantically whenever one snaps at it, which happens a lot.
Definition: to work, one with another; cooperate
Sample Sentence: The classmates collaborated on the poster to make sure it would be done on time.
Definition: a playful trick or prank
Sample Sentence: After receiving an in school suspension, Billy has since managed to avoid teenage antics in school.
Definition: a mischievous or deceitful trick, practice
Sample Sentence: The recession is uncovering many of the shenanigans brought on by the government politicians.
Definition: having an extremely bad reputation
Sample Sentence: There has been talks of the infamous Justin Bieber being deported back to Canada because of his poor antics.
Definition: abrupt in address or manner; to the point
Sample Sentence: Excuse my bluntness, but this situation is getting out of control.
Definition: authentic; real
Sample Sentence: After Billy’s grandma died, Sam expressed genuine sympathy by bringing the family flowers and a home cooked meal.
Definition: to suspend the meeting to a future time, another place, or indefinitely
Sample Sentence: Due to a lack of attendance, the meeting was adjourned to the following Wednesday.
Definition: to judge beforehand
Sample Sentence: Don't prejudge a book or story, but judge it based on your experience with it.
Definition: to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistance
Sample Sentence: After a bad outbreak of the flu, the doctor said, “The idea is to inoculate them, and stockpile vaccine to protect the rest of the population.”
Definition: to return like for like, especially evil for evil
Sample Sentence: After Brendan changed the channel on Emily unexpectedly, Emily retaliated by grabbing the remote and shutting the TV off.
Definition: to take hold of suddenly or forcibly; grasp
Sample Sentence: Once the police noticed the man’s weapon on his waist, they were quick to seize it and take the man into custody.
Definition: to endure without repugnance; put up with
Sample Sentence: I can tolerate 80 degrees with the windows open, but once it hits 85, I need to turn on the air conditioner.
Definition: twisted in a violent manner; distorted
Sample Sentence: After the serious car accident, the car was contorted and unrecognizable.
Definition: a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people
Sample Sentence: In Among the Hidden, Jen and the other “Shadow Children” clamored outside the president’s house.
Definition: a state of prolonged unconsciousness
Sample Sentence: After the serious accident, George was put in a medically induced coma in hopes his body will be able to recover and heal.
Definition: to rule over; govern; control
Sample Sentence: The Caldwell Chiefs basketball team dominated Cedar Grove on the court, winning the game 54-16.
Definition: an unpleasantly difficult or dangerous situation
Sample Sentence: Madison found it was hard to make her friend understand her predicament, skip school so she can study for her test, or go and take the test she didn’t study for.
Definition: a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc.
Sample Sentence: After my little brother swallowed a cleaning product, the Poison Control hotline told my mom to give him milk as an antidote, which would help him bring up the poison.
Definition: to come between disputing people, groups, etc.; to mediate
Sample Sentence: When Chris and Dave got in a fight in the hallway, the teacher intervened and sent both boys to the principal’s office.
Definition: a mirage in which objects below the horizon seem to be raised above their true positions
Sample Sentence: While we drove to the large city, we could see the enormous buildings looming in the distance.
Definition: words, lines, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward
Ex: A nut for a jar of tuna racecar
Sample Sentence: My teacher had us think of as many palindromes as possible in 10 minutes, and my favorite was “racecar”.
Definition: in the middle of; surrounded by; among
Sample Sentence: My sister snapped pictures of me amid the chaos of my bedroom during spring cleaning.
Definition: something that a person cannot conquer, achieve, etc
Sample Sentence: The biology midterm proved to be my nemesis, despite all my studying, I still got a 73%.
Definition: a disappointing or ineffective conclusion to a series of events
Sample Sentence: The boy did not recommend the book to his friend because the story line was anticlimactic.
Definition: to occur; happen; take place
Sample Sentence: The trips that transpired after having won the lottery were amazing!
Definition: to form a circle about; encircle; surround
Sample Sentence: The king built a moat to encompass the castle.
Definition: to settle (a matter) decisively
Sample Sentence: After the New York Yankees clinched the title as World Series Champions, the crowd went bananas.
Definition: repetitive and unneeded
Sample Sentence: The meeting could have been over in 10 minutes, but it took two hours since the presenter was quite redundant.